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Old 12-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Corky's CB/1 Featured on Autoblog

Strange how these things happen. Someone runs into someone, who talks to someone else, and next thing you know Autoblog is doing a feature on the CB/1.
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Corky already has plans started for the CB/2.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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do. want.
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Strange how these things happen. Someone runs into someone, who talks to someone else, and next thing you know Autoblog is doing a feature on the CB/1.
Autoblog — We Obsessively Cover The Auto Industry

Corky already has plans started for the CB/2.
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Thanks for fixing the link Steph. That's such a cool car.

I hope the CB/2 runs Jesel valvetrain parts
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do. want.
Understatement.
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Got any info on the chassis development? Was that in-house BEGI? I didn't know Corky did anything other than Miatas
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I'll take two.
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That is an awesome vehicle.
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I don't really like how they talked about its dyno #'s and failed to respect the suspension or engineering put into the car.

I've seen the car at MSR-C before, this was before I knew much about cars.
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btw, I miss the hill country.
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I was trying to get some context for this kind of power...the following comparison made it a little clearer:

CB/1: 650 bhp, 2600 lbs (4 lbs/bhp)

McLaren F1: 627 bhp, 2513 lbs (4.008 lbs/bhp)

So....yeah.
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Is this something you can buy or what?
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Got any info on the chassis development? Was that in-house BEGI? I didn't know Corky did anything other than Miatas
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Is this something you can buy or what?
The answer to both: YES.

Corky is an engineer. His (current) preference is the Miata. He will step up to most any engineering challenge you are willing to pose; provided you are willing to compensate him for the effort. (He does need to keep his Margarita supply stocked...)

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The answer to both: YES.
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How much?

In dollars?

Can get it when?

Who do I send the money to?

Figured I'd ask several questions at once since you are into 1 word answers <G>...
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This is probly cheaper than a zr1 lol.

Can i haz?!
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Exodus 20:17:

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house,"

Good so far...

"thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife,"


Still good.

"nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ***,"

I'm thinking we're in the clear...

"nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."

Dammit.
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I've looked it over on the web plenty of times but never bothered looking at the pricing since I haven't been in a position to buy one. Wonder if I could get it as a kit? Seriously, the main thing keeping me from a Cobra kit is the fact that it's a shitty chassis on a shitty suspension. I mean, great for its time, but it's long since passed its prime and become obsolete, and modern grippy tires can only compensate for so many years of obsolescence. A clean-sheet redesign that put the old body on something that rode and drove like a modern ultra-high-performance car should drive would be AWESOME.
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All you homos need to quit coveting my ***.
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How much?

In dollars?

Can get it when?

Who do I send the money to?

Figured I'd ask several questions at once since you are into 1 word answers <G>...
In sequence:

1 - Not as much as one might think
2 - More than most are willing to spend
3 - As soon as you can convince Corky to build it
4 - First option, Mary (Corky's wife). Second option, me; but that won't necessarily gain you the CB/1

I answer multiple questions monosymbolically when possible, but not exclusively. Thanks for playing!

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I was trying to get some context for this kind of power...the following comparison made it a little clearer:

CB/1: 650 bhp, 2600 lbs (4 lbs/bhp)

McLaren F1: 627 bhp, 2513 lbs (4.008 lbs/bhp)

So....yeah.
Corky said he could easily take 300 lbs off the next car.

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